City School District of Albany

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City School District of Albany
Albany, New York
United States United States
District information
GradesPre-kindergarten, K-12, Incarcerated Youth High School, Adult Evening High School
SuperintendentKimberly Young Wilkins
BudgetIncrease US$234 million
Students and staff
Other information
UnionsNYSUT, Albany Public School Teachers Association
Old Albany Academy Building, the district headquarters

The City School District of Albany (also known as the Albany City School District) is the public school district of Albany, New York. The district is an independent public entity. It is governed by the City School District of Albany Board of Education, whose members are elected in non-partisan elections for staggered, four-year terms. The board selects a superintendent, who is the district's chief administrative official. The district's offices are located in the Old Albany Academy Building at Academy Park. It publishes a seasonal newsletter called Capital Education.[1]

The district has twelve elementary schools, three middle schools, one comprehensive high school, and several other programs of various types, including alternative-education programs in grades 7-12 at the Tony Clement Center for Education, and the Albany International Center, which serves English-language learners in grades 6-12. As of December 23, 2016, enrollment was 9635 students.[2]


Albany High School on Washington Avenue
Myers Middle School on Elbel Court

High schools[edit]

  • Albany High School- comprehensive high school) (Grade 9-Grade 12), which includes the Abrookin Vocational-Technical Center

Middle schools[edit]

  • Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School (Grade 6-Grade 8)
  • Edmund J. O'Neal Middle School of Excellence (Grade 6-Grade 8)
  • William S. Hackett Middle School (Grade 6-Grade 8)

Elementary schools[edit]

  • Albany School of Humanities (ASH) (Pre K-Grade 6)
  • Arbor Hill Elementary Community School (Pre K- Grade 5)
  • Delaware Community School (formerly Public School 18) ( Pre K- Grade 5, including the Dual Language Program)
  • Eagle Point Elementary School (formerly Public School 27) (Pre K- Grade 6)
  • Giffen Memorial Elementary School (Pre K- Grade 6)
  • Montessori Magnet School (Pre K- Grade 5)
  • New Scotland Elementary (formerly Public School 19) (Pre K- Grade 5)
  • North Albany Academy (formerly Public School 20) (Pre K- Grade 5)
  • Philip J. Schuyler Achievement Academy (Pre K- Grade 5)
  • Pine Hills Elementary School (formerly Public School 16) (Pre K- Grade 5)
  • Sheridan Preparatory Academy (Pre K-Grade 5)
  • Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology (TOAST) (Pre K- Grade 6)


  • Albany International Center (Grade 6 - Grade 12)
  • Tony Clement Center for Education (Grade 7- Grade 12)[3]

Board of Education[edit]

There are seven board members, elected in May in conjunction the annual school budget vote. Board members serve staggered four-year terms, which expire on June 30. Officers are elected by the members. Current board members, as of July 2018:

  • Anne Savage'(President)
  • Vickie Smith (Vice President)
  • Jennifer Lange (Secretary)
  • Damarise Alexander-Mann
  • Sridar Chittur, Ph.D.
  • Ellen Roach (elected in 2015, term expires in 2017)
  • Tabetha Wilson

One position is vacant due to a mid-term resignation.[4]

Recent superintendents[edit]

  • 1975–82: David Bray
  • 1982–1989: David Brown[5]
  • 1989–94: John Bach
  • 1994–96: Arthur "Sam" Walton[6][7]
  • 1996–1997: Eleanor Bartlett (interim)
  • 1997–2003: Lonnie Palmer[8]
  • 2003–04: Michael Johnson[9]
  • 2004–09: Eva C. Joseph, Ed.D.[10]
  • 2009–2012: Raymond Colucciello, Ed.D.
  • 2012–2016: Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard, Ph.D.
  • 2016-2017: Kimberly Young Wilkins, Ed.D. (interim)
  • 2017-present: Kaweeda G. Adams

External links[edit]


  1. ^ City School District of Albany -- Publications. Retrieved July 11, 2009.
  2. ^ City School District of Albany -- District Enrollment
  3. ^ Source: City School District of Albany -- Our Schools City School District of Albany -- Our Schools
  4. ^ Source: City School District of Albany -- Meet the Board City School District of Albany -- Meet the Board
  5. ^ Brad Kelly (June 30, 1989). "Last Day in School Brown Vows Not to Second-Guess Successor". Times Union. Albany, New York.
  6. ^ Vincent Jackson (June 15, 1994). "District's First Superintendent Not to Rise Up through the Ranks". Times Union. Albany, New York.
  7. ^ Rick Karlin (July 3, 1996). "Walton Quits; Albany Stunned". Times Union. Albany, New York.
  8. ^ Tim O'Brien (June 1, 1997). "Schools Chief Is Chosen in Albany". Times Union. Albany, New York.
  9. ^ Brian Nearing (June 3, 2004). "Johnson Exit Rattles District". Times Union. Albany, New York.
  10. ^ Mark Mishler (March 25, 2009). "Superintendent Announces Retirement". Times Union. Albany, New York.